Program Intern for Gender Equality Portfolio
Application deadline 7 months ago: Friday 6 May 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Conditions of the Internship:
- As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme;
- Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
- Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
- The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.
- In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship,
- Submit your CV/Resume.
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Gender equality and women’s empowerment remains a critical development issue in Armenia: women comprise 52.2% of population in Armenia and 56% of those with higher education, they are still underrepresented in leadership positions in government, in policy-making institutions or the private sector in Armenia. Due that women have very little influence over policy decisions. While a 25% quota system ensures women are represented in political parties, they face distinct barriers to entering office at the local and national levels.
UNDP Armenia has been continuously working in the area of the political empowerment of women, advancing leadership of women, supporting the local governments to engender local decision-making and development processes, enabling youth to get knowledge and skills on participatory governance, advancing their potential to raise their voice in policy-making at national and local levels. UNDP’s has considerably contributed to increasing representation of women at the local level, as well as formation of dynamic group and women and youth who not only benefit from projects’ support, but also lead local initiatives on broad spectrum of aspects, including participatory governance, women empowerment, and other.
Currently, UNDP’s the Gender Equality Portfolio is comprised of four parallel projects working on political leadership of women, economic empowerment of women, innovative pubic services, youth leadership advancement, strengthening gender equality in the public administration system of Armenia and other. Projects are implemented in strong synergy and coordination with one another building on the ongoing activities, relying on the cadre of women and youth already capacitated from previous projects and joining forces to upscale number of support schemes countrywide. UNDP enjoys broad partnerships among national, regional and local governments, donor and international community, civil society organizations, media and other.
The Intern will work under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Manager and direct supervision of the Task Leaders in close cooperation with the UNDP Projects team and the counterpart institutions/organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Intern will include:
1. Work with the Project Database and Content Management Systems
Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme has its specific Database and Content Management System (DBCMS) designed to ensure comprehensive projects-related data collection. As of today, the DBCMS includes information of more than 5000 project beneficiaries. The Intern will be responsible for regular inputs and maintenance of the Database and Content Management System, as well as other project spreadsheets by collecting, compiling, and exchanging data with the national and international partners.
S/he will also regularly check the RA Central Electoral Commission’s website on upcoming local elections and technically report on status on women running and elected. Based on the reports the Intern will maintain the database of elected women accordingly.
2. Work with social media
Social media is one of the primary public awareness channels of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme project. The Intern will be responsible for the regular contribution and maintenance of the project social media platforms and networks, report on analytics, as well as insight dynamics in line with the Program Communication Strategy and emerging communication priorities.
3. Support in subject-matter research
The intern will be also responsible for data search and compilation in support to the planned researches within the projects. Based on the research the intern might be requested to prepare short outlines/narratives.
4. Provide administrative and logistical support
The Intern will provide support to the projects team in
- Administrative, financial and logistical work;
- Note taking;
- Arrangement for the organization of meetings/events/workshops;
- Tracking the receipt of the financial documentation including invoices;
- Ensuring ongoing communication, enquiries with the beneficiaries through frequent phone calls and e-mail;
- Translation and interpretation services from/to English and Armenian during meetings, as required.
5. Other duties
Other tasks may be assigned as required.
Skills and Competencies:
- Knowledge of gender-related aspects and trends in Armenia will be a strong asset;
- Strong skills in running/managing social media will be a strong asset;
- Demonstrated analytical skills;
- Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion;
- Strong teamwork skills;
- Ability to work under the pressure;
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral including ability to proofread Armenian and English texts;
- Excellent networking skills;
- Strong computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.); ability to design and maintain spreadsheets, as well as in handle web-based management systems.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the followingrequirements:
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Applicants must have experience in:
- Events organization;
- Spreadsheet development and database maintenance;
Social media platform maintenance and/or analytics.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English and Armenian, Russian is an asset.